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Old 03-18-2012, 02:07 AM   #301
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Im confused, if you use the firmware to go region free, but then need to update firmware for newer movies, can't you update it, watch the movie, then roll back to the region free firmware after, or can you only roll back once and then you're done? I know it might be bothersome to go back and forth every once and awhile, but will it work, or is it strictly one and done?
Flashing back and forth you run the risk of either a bad flash and ruining the player, or a future update possibly disabling the ability to re-load an older firmware.

I only use my NS-BRDVD4 in the living room to play Blurays, I do not have mine hooked up to my network for Netflix or anything. That way I can avoid upgrading it or someone else accidentally upgrading it.

Also with the last firmware released that allowed the regions to be changed, I've never had any issues playing any movies or extras on the actual Blu-ray disc. (Except Ponyo which you could get past by choosing a chapter instead of play movie from the main menu.) Bd Live content I don't use.

If you really want a player you can use the latest firmware, you should get a second bluray player and use your Insignia for only region locked discs.

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Old 03-18-2012, 03:42 AM   #302
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Thanks KFelon, I appreciate the insight!
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:34 PM   #303
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I picked up my 2nd refurb NS-BRDVD4 about 10 days ago but haven't had too much time with it yet. I did watch a couple of DVDs (not available on Blu), which played fine.

As I had mentioned before, this one had the region-free ability out of the box (manufactured August 2010) so I had not changed the firmware. However, I tried to play "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (20th Century Fox) on Blu last night and the disc would not play. It would give me the menu but not respond to play. It did play in my other NS-BRDVD4. So I did the same firmware change and was able to play it -- I guess the original firmware was way too old to be compatible with this new disc. The machine response somehow felt a little jerkier and noisier than my 1st machine, so I will continue to test it out before considering it a keeper.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:03 AM   #304
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ok, my player went poof, just one giant green screen displayed. the wifi could never work either. I prob just had a bad one, but they are sold out now and I'm kinda over it lol. I bought a new higher end iPad, so I'm broke anyway.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:37 PM   #305
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Just got my NS-WBRDVD2 from BestBuy.com because of this thread. Everything worked like a charm.

Thanks to the DetroitSquirreL.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:00 AM   #306
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Just got my player in today works fine thanks for the thread SquirreL.

1 question tho do I have to enter the code every time I restart the player or will the Config option always be there? Sorry if it's already been asked.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:41 AM   #307
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Hooked up the NS-BRDVD4 today. Installed firmware, works like a champ with Region B discs. My remote even works. The unit looked brand new. I might buy a second as a backup so I don't have to overspend on an Oppo or Pioneer. Thanks SquirelL, you are the man!
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:32 AM   #308
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Just got my player in today works fine thanks for the thread SquirreL.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:02 PM   #309
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Since this is my first time ordering with Best Buy online, I hope this isn't common. Anyways, there is a delay with my order. Even though I ordered the item last week with a estimate pick up date of today, they just shipped the item out today and alerted me of the delay and look for the next email within the next couple of day.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:33 PM   #310
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Just got my player in today works fine thanks for the thread SquirreL.

1 question tho do I have to enter the code every time I restart the player or will the Config option always be there? Sorry if it's already been asked.
You have to re-enter it when you turn it back on each time.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:45 PM   #311
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Just got my player in today works fine thanks for the thread SquirreL.

1 question tho do I have to enter the code every time I restart the player or will the Config option always be there? Sorry if it's already been asked.
Cheers mate (I see someone already answered your second part)
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:46 PM   #312
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No problem.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:47 PM   #313
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Since this is my first time ordering with Best Buy online, I hope this isn't common. Anyways, there is a delay with my order. Even though I ordered the item last week with a estimate pick up date of today, they just shipped the item out today and alerted me of the delay and look for the next email within the next couple of day.
Keep in mind, these are refurbished players. They might not warehouse them at their normal shipping place all the time. But if they haven't canceled your order I say your still good to go. Maybe give customer service a ring
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:58 PM   #314
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Keep in mind, these are refurbished players. They might not warehouse them at their normal shipping place all the time. But if they haven't canceled your order I say your still good to go. Maybe give customer service a ring
I'm not too worried, but I did give them a call. Supposedly the estimate pick up date is now tomorrow. I'm taking that with a grain of salt and will be looking for that email sometime next week. Still excited though.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:19 PM   #315
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Mine had a little delay in pickup -- only a day or two, though. I'm sure you're fine.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:24 PM   #316
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Well if that's the case maybe I will be picking it up tomorrow.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:34 PM   #317
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Is there a way to make the BDT320 region free?

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Is there a way to make the BDT320 region free?

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There probably is and if not soon will be a way as it is a new player from this year. Althought It is not a firmware update provided by Panasonic. There are ppl who claim to be panasonic enthusists that are trying to better panasonic items in the after market. You have fill out some sort of application and then "donate" (pay 'em) for the software to download. They do not guarentee it to work. I'm sure it probably does but I was not willing to take the risk of turning my BD player into a paper weight.
Also if the player is not equiped with a PAL coverter chip inside it will not always play region B/2 stuff. Not to mention the 1080/60 standard region A coding as some region B discs are encoded with 1080/50. Not sure but I think that is what the chip converts aswell as dvd format Pal-Europe and NTSC-US
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:04 PM   #319
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Hooked up the NS-BRDVD4 today. Installed firmware, works like a champ with Region B discs. My remote even works. The unit looked brand new. I might buy a second as a backup so I don't have to overspend on an Oppo or Pioneer. Thanks SquirelL, you are the man!
I will be setting up mine today. The unit I received looks mint .
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:07 PM   #320
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Thank you very much for your reply.

The NTSC x PAL would not be an issue for me, I believe.

I remember from the olden days a site that had for several DVD player brands ways to make them region free by means of a combination of clicks on their remote controls. Isn't there anything similar fr BluRay players?

Side comment...in this day an age of download contents I don't see the point of making discs as well as players region-specific.

Thanks again.
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